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The Senses, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Douglas B. Light; Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Texas Heart Institute Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School
  • From the Series: The Human Body: How It Works
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  • ISBN-10: 1438142862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4286-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

The human body's sense organs are its physical link between the brain and the surrounding environment. Our senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing allow us to interact with and adapt to the ever-changing world that surrounds us. The Senses, Second Edition gives an introduction to the intricate structures and functions of the body's sense organs, and examines some of the most common diseases that affect these organs. Readers will learn how even a temporary problem with one of the senses can dramatically affect how our bodies perceive the world. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, this absorbing book provides students with sufficient background information through references, websites, and a bibliography.

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About the Author(s)

Douglas B. Light holds a bachelor's degree in biology, a master's degree in zoology, and a Ph.D. in physiology. He is a professor of biology at Lake Forest College, where he teaches courses in organismal biology and animal physiology. Light has received more than a half dozen awards for his teaching and research excellence, and has been the recipient of several major grants from the National Science Foundation.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., president emeritus and surgeon-in-chief emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

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